Find a Farm
Finding a farm in your area that caters to your particular needs can be a daunting task. Our local farm feature page is a good place to start. We spotlight Mississippi farmers who are striving towards fully sustainable farming systems through the implementation of socially and environmentally responsible practices.
In addition, please visit our Rooted in Mississippi: MSAN Demonstration Farms Program page, which highlights and offers incentives to farms that are committed to organic and sustainable practices and serve as models within our state.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs in Mississippi
What is a CSA?
CSA allows individuals to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers.
When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, from June until October or November, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.
CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront (typically $400-$600). This early bulk payment enables your farmer to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more.
Shares usually include 7-10 types of vegetables, enough for a family of 2-3 people. Many CSAs also offer the option of other produce from local farms. For a few extra dollars a week, in addition to your vegetables, you can add fruit, eggs, meat, and even flowers to your order.
Currently, over a dozen CSA programs operate seasonally across the state of Mississippi. Below we have listed the currently operating CSAs within the state.
List of Mississippi CSAs
If you operate a CSA farm in Mississippi and want your farm to be included on this list, please visit our contact page for contact information and we will accommodate you as soon as possible!
Certified Naturally Grown Farms in Mississippi
Follow this link to view a list of Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) producers in Mississippi.
USDA Organic Certified Farms in Mississippi
The USDA website has compiled into a database all USDA organic certified operations in Mississippi on their website.
LocalHarvest connects people looking for good food with the farmers who produce it. Buying local is about enjoying real food, grown yourself or purchased from people you trust. It’s about developing strong local economies and producing food on a human scale. It’s about eating seasonally, practicing the art of cooking, and sitting down to enjoy meals together. It requires ample local and regional producers, processors, and distributors. The goal of the local food movement is to create thriving community-based food systems that will make high quality local food available to everyone.
Locate a Farmers’ Market Near You
The number of farmers’ markets in Mississippi has grown exponentially over the past several years. For locating farmers’ markets in your region, Mississippi Market Maker is an excellent resource.
MarketMaker is a national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture that serves as a platform seeking to foster business relationships between producers and consumers of food industry products and services. A multi-state partnership of land grant institutions and state agricultural agencies has formed and are committing local resources to build this national network of interconnected sites of searchable localized consumer and food industry data.
A list of Mississippi Certified Farmers Markets can be found here. See our Certification page to find out how you can certify your farmers’ market.